On December 23, 2016, The Mercury News reported that PG&E has been fined $5.45 Million for sending over 100 unqualified contractors to conduct approximately a half million inspections throughout northern and central California. The inspections were meant to check systems for atmospheric corrosion and corrosion on pipes. PG&E Continues to Risk Public Safety.
February 8, 2017
Blindly picking the lowest bidder every time can lead to unsafe working conditions, botched builds, missed deadlines, and wasted tax payer dollars in unfulfilled contract timelines. How do you change this? Research the bidders before the project is awarded and provide this information to the owner. The Lowest Bidder Does Not Always Get the Job.
February 1, 2017
Back in September 2016, we told you about the widespread misclassification of employees as independent contractors, causing serious and ongoing problems. There is another type of worker misclassification in the construction industry to be aware of that is equally problematic. The much-less-talked-about scenario of trade misclassification involves inaccurately designating the trade of construction workers so they are not appropriately compensated for their work. Worker Misclassification Affects You.
February 14, 2014
Chicago-Two owners of construction businesses are facing federal charges for allegedly using companies they controlled to fraudulently obtain government contracts set aside for owners of minority, women, and disadvantaged business enterprises (M/W/DBEs). The charges in two separate cases made public today stem from an ongoing public corruption investigation by federal, state, and local authorities of alleged fraud by businesses falsely purporting to be minority- or women-owned, or by legitimate non-majority businesses being used as sham pass-through sub-contractors on public works projects.